Moses Lake, WA: Cops Rescue Handcuffed Inmate After Dog Paddle Escape Attempt

5 03 2010

“When we got back to shore, he looked me right in the face and said, ‘You just saved my life, thank you.'” ~ Sgt. Ken Jones


USA: House Rep Charles B. Rangel Hangs Head in Shame, Quits Chairmanship

3 03 2010

Under investigation for tax evasion, New York Representative Charles B. Rangel stepped down Wednesday as chairman of the House’s powerful tax-writing committee.

San Francisco: Protesters Angry at Fare Increases Stage “March Against Muni”

1 03 2010

“Union marchers outnumbered the March Against Muni by at least 2 to 1, and by the end of the night — after a largely one-sided public debate on the steps of City Hall — March on Muni’s organizers declared the drivers their friends, and insisted ‘everyone is on the same side here.'” ~ “S F Appeal” (Twitter from the march)

United States Senator Blocks Aid Bill Extension Vote, Says “Tough Shit!”

26 02 2010

Senator Jim Bunning (Republican – Kentucky) continued to block Senate passage of a one-month extension of government benefits, including unemployment benefits, COBRA health care benefits and the Medicare Doctor fix.

North Waziristan: Punjabi Taliban Leader, Five Others Killed by Drone Attack

25 02 2010

Qari Zafar, from Karachi, headed the Badar Mansoor organisation whose members are mostly militants from Punjab.

US Announces Plans for New $1billion “Crytal Cube” Embassy in London

24 02 2010

“We will replace our current embassy, which has become over-crowded, does not meet modern office needs and required security standards, and after 50 years is showing signs of wear and tear.” ~ Louis Susman

First Edition Superman Comic Book Sold at Auction for a Record $1,000,000.00

23 02 2010

“The opportunity to buy an unrestored, high-grade Action One comes along once every two decades.” ~ Stephen Fishler